Woman becomes pregnant in nursing home
Late last December, a nurse at Hacienda HealthCare in Arizona panicked and called as a patient unexpectedly gave birth. The 29 year old patient, who has been in a vegetative state since age 3, delivered a healthy baby boy. A police investigation concluded that one of her caregivers, a 32 year-old male nurse, raped the patient several times and fathered the child. After giving birth in the nursing home, the victim and baby were transferred to a nearby hospital. As a result of a near drowning experience in , the victim is described as non-verbal and generally unresponsive. However, she does experience pain and can respond to her surroundings with a groan or a smile.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Caregiver Training: Refusal to Bathe - UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
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Incapacitated Woman Gave Birth in Arizona Nursing Home: Attorneys seeking $45M from the State
Nathan Sutherland, a nurse at the Phoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare long-term care facility, is accused of sexually assaulting the woman. A court filing by the family of a woman who gave birth while in a long-term vegetative condition in an Arizona nursing facility states that according to doctors who examined her, the woman had likely been pregnant before.
The notice of claim also cites the findings of Dr. Nathan Sutherland , 37, a nurse at the Phoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare long-term care facility, was arrested earlier this year, and has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse. Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter.
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Police Collect DNA From Nursing Home Workers After Rape of Patient in Coma
A nursing home in Arizona made headlines in December when a woman with cognitive impairments there gave birth and in January when a nurse was arrested on suspicion of raping her after a DNA test determined he was the baby's father. Among the most shocking revelations in the court documents that INSIDER reviewed is the possibility that the year-old woman may have been pregnant before. Born in April , the woman spent the first years of her life on the San Carlos Apache Reservation with her parents and many siblings, the claim said.
An Arizona nurse pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to raping a severely disabled woman, a crime that came to light when the victim unexpectedly gave birth in the long-term care facility where she was a patient. Sutherland , a licensed practical nurse who began working at Hacienda HealthCare Skilled Nursing Facility in Phoenix in , faces one count each of sexual assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult. Police arrested him after investigators linked him to the case through DNA evidence after the woman, who is in her 20s, went into labour on Dec. The woman, who has been disabled since very early childhood as a result of seizures, has spent most of her life in the nursing facility.
Hacienda employee decries ‘ruined lives’ linked to infamous nursing home pregnancy
An incapacitated female patient in Arizona who gave birth although no one at her long-term care center realized she was pregnant was "violently and repeatedly raped" and may have been impregnated before, the family claims in court documents. The examination found lacerations that were old and already healed that were "not caused as a result of this delivery," the court document says. The woman had been in care at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix since she was 3 years old in , after she was diagnosed with brain damage with psychomotor retardation and partial to total blindness, the notice of claim says. A Hacienda staff member who had been her caretaker, Nathan Sutherland, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse in January. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The attorney representing the woman and her parents told NBC affiliate KPNX that it came as a surprise to her family that she may have been impregnated before. The family claims the facility failed to realize she was pregnant despite her showing obvious physical signs.
Two doctors leave clinic where vegetative woman had baby
A year-old woman has become the oldest-ever to give birth after she delivered twins at a hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur town on Thursday, doctors have said. Umashankar, who headed the team of doctors, said both the mother and the babies were doing well. He claimed that Mangayamma has become the oldest woman in the world to give birth. Earlier, year-old Daljinder Kaur was considered to be the oldest woman in the world to give birth to a baby.
Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix has said that they will continue to work with law enforcement. Update: Nathan Sutherland, a year-old nurse at the Hacienda HealthCare facility has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, according to the Associated Press. The CEO of a Phoenix, Arizona, health facility has resigned amid a police investigation into the rape and subsequent pregnancy of a female patient who has been a vegetative state for more than a decade.
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The police collected the DNA of male employees of a private nursing home in Arizona this week as they broadened the investigation into allegations that a woman in a vegetative state there who gave birth to a child last month had been sexually assaulted. Tommy Thompson, a police spokesman, said at a news conference. The moves represented an escalation in the case, which on Monday prompted the resignation of the longtime chief executive of Hacienda HealthCare, the parent company of the nursing home. The police announced Friday that they had opened the investigation into the alleged assault. David Leibowitz, a spokesman for Hacienda Healthcare, said Tuesday that it welcomed the action by the police and had considered conducting voluntary genetic testing of its staff before company lawyers said that doing so would be illegal. Sergeant Thompson said Wednesday that the investigation began after the authorities responded to a call on Dec.
At 74, Andhra Woman Becomes The Oldest-Ever To Give Birth
Workers at the facility were shocked when the non-verbal patient, who has been severely disabled and in an incapacitated state from the age of three, went into labour and gave birth to a baby boy last December. According to the legal papers, obtained by Sun Online, doctors who examined her following the birth concluded that the baby "was obviously a result of a non-consensual sexual assault". They also discovered a series of old injuries that suggesting a history of sexual assault or trauma "prior to this delivery". Shockingly, medical records also showed that this may not have been the first time the victim had been pregnant, stating an examination suggested "repeat coitus has occurred and likely this is a repeat parous event". The victim's nurse Nathan Sutherland was arrested and charged with sexual assault earlier this year - after DNA tests showed he was the father of the woman's baby.
The Hacienda HealthCare sexual abuse case was a high-profile sexual abuse case involving a disabled woman in a persistent vegetative state who was allegedly raped many times and impregnated by a male nurse at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix, Arizona , United States. Although the investigation took place in , the sexual abuse was long-term, and may have had gone unnoticed for years. Other well-known pregnancies involving sexually abused vegetative and comatose female patients have also been reported in New York in , Massachusetts in , and Argentina in The woman, originally from the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation , has been in a persistent vegetative state since at the age of 3. To protect her anonymity, she has not been named by news sources.
Woman in 14-Year Coma Gives Birth in Arizona
Police in Arizona have made an arrest in connection with a woman who gave birth while in a vegetative state. Authorities said he was responsible for caring for the woman at the time of the alleged abuse that appears to have resulted in the pregnancy, a spokeswoman for the Phoenix Police Department announced in a press conference Wednesday. Sutherland had been a licensed practical nurse at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix since , police said. He was identified as a person who had access to the victim in the case, and investigators obtained a DNA sample from him yesterday using a court order, police said.
The employee, who chose to remain anonymous, said employees and patients at the facility are now unsure of their future with the company, according to a report by Fox 10 Phoenix. In December, a year-old victim, who had been in a vegetative state since at the long-term care facility, gave birth to a baby despite Hacienda staff not knowing she was pregnant. In January, Nathan Sutherland, 36, a nurse at the facility was arrested and charged for allegedly raping and impregnating the victim, based on DNA evidence.